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September 26, 2005
Spadina Museum hosts the Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program
Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens is pleased to announce that encaustic
artist Angela Antle has been selected for its inaugural Lynn Donoghue Artist in
Residence Program, which will take place September 25 - November 6. The
residency commemorates critically acclaimed artist and portraitist, Lynn
Donoghue, an active and vibrant member of the Museum Board of Colborne Lodge,
Makenzie House and Spadina Museum, until her passing in 2003.

The Museum Board felt the need to recognize Donoghue’s impact, and decided to
do so through the creation of a residency program. Antle is a graduate of the
Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), with an extensive exhibition history.
She is represented in Montreal by the Sandra Goldie Gallery and in St. John's
by the Leyton Gallery.

Donoghue taught Antle at OCAD, and in private sessions, every week for five
years. Antle refers to Donoghue as her mentor, and as the reason that she is a
practicing artist today. "Every Saturday, I went to her studio and we would
paint for the morning, drink coffee and gab. She taught me how to be an artist,
how to love my craft and gave me the confidence to be an artist." Antle was
keen to become the artist in residence at Spadina Museum because of Donoghue's
involvement with the site. Through the residency she hopes to connect with
Spadina. "It's a beautiful space. I want to make more people aware of it and of
the spirit of community that helps it to exist," said Antle.

Antle will be working on site at Spadina Museum over the course of the next six
weeks. Visit the museum on Sundays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from noon to 5
p.m. to see Antle at work. She will be working with encaustic, a painting
process that involves the use of wax, pigment and heat -- the result of which
is a very textural canvas.

The Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program continues the legacy initiated by
John Howard of Colborne Lodge, founding member of the Society of Artists and
Amateurs (1834); William Lyon Mackenzie's printing endeavours; and the Austin
women of Spadina through their patronage of the arts as members of The Women's
Art Association of Canada, Toronto.

Built in 1866 and occupied by the Austin family until 1982, Spadina Museum is a
six-acre estate featuring one of Toronto's finest restored Victorian and
Edwardian Gardens. The furniture, art and decoration are original to the house
and reflect the Toronto art scene of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and
its Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau influences. For details, call Spadina
Museum at 416-392-6910. For a complete list of Toronto's Historic Museums and a
calendar of events, visit

Media contact:

Andrea Raymond
Museums & Heritage Services



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